Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Yamaha YSP-2700

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YSP-5600 vs YSP-2700 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-5600
8,4
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
8
10
Multichannel surround
8
6

Yamaha YSP-5600 vs Yamaha YSP-2700 review

Yamaha YSP-5600
vs
Yamaha YSP-2700

Let's compare Yamaha YSP-5600 and Yamaha YSP-2700 for an overview of all their audio functions. And according to the comparison results, we can see that YSP-5600 is superior to YSP-2700 in quality and number of functions. According to the results of our comparison, YSP-5600 received 8,4 points out of 10 possible, and YSP-2700 was rated 7.6 points.

Advantages Yamaha YSP-5600 over Yamaha YSP-2700

  • Has an integrated subwoofer
  • Available the Amazon Music service
  • Supports object-oriented sound with Dolby Atmos technology
  • Surround sound with DTS:X support

Advantages Yamaha YSP-2700 over Yamaha YSP-5600

  • Comes with 2 separate speakers
  • Separate subwoofer provided
  • Voice control supports

Audio features

Each of the compared models received 7 points for the audio features.

YSP-5600
7
YSP-2700
7

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the YSP-5600 and the YSP-2700.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. It is worth noting one of the main differences, the YSP-5600 has 7.1.2 channels, while the YSP-2700 has 7.1 channels. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Yamaha YSP-5600 has 128 (overall) W, and 107 (overall) W has the competitor.

YSP-5600 YSP-2700
Built-in channels7.1.27.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W128 (overall)107 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)02
Separate speaker connectionshas notwireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. A built-in subwoofer is only present in the YSP-5600. The YSP-2700 comes with an external subwoofer.

YSP-5600 YSP-2700
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The YSP-5600 received rating 8 out of 10 for multichannel audio processing, but the YSP-2700, in the same category, earned 6 out of 10 points.

YSP-5600
8
YSP-2700
6

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. Dolby Atmos surround sound support is implemented only in Yamaha YSP-5600.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. The manufacturer has implemented DTS:X technology only in YSP-5600.

YSP-5600 YSP-2700
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby DigitalDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS:X
DTS (other)has notDTS HD

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services. For the ability to work with streaming services, the YSP-5600 received 10 points, and the YSP-2700 - 8 on a 10-point scale.

YSP-5600
10
YSP-2700
8

AirPlay is available on each of the two models. The popular Spotify service is available on both soundbars.

YSP-5600 YSP-2700
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesPandora, Napster, TIDAL, DeezerPandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Yamaha YSP-5600 was rated 9 out of 10, and Yamaha YSP-2700 was rated 8 out of 10.

YSP-5600
9
YSP-2700
8

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on both devices.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The YSP-5600 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the YSP-2700 got 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

YSP-5600 YSP-2700
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
NFC
HDMI input/output4/13/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output1/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output1/01/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)1/01/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output10

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Both soundbars have a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. It is possible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

YSP-5600 YSP-2700
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

YSP-5600 YSP-2700
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in91.4 x 20.3 x 10.2/36 x 8.5 x 4.894.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
Weight, kg/pounds11.3/25.83.9/8.7
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